Parish Council Meeting Cancelled

Parish Council Meeting – Monday 28 June 2021 Cancelled

Following the Government’s announcement on Monday, that the date for all Covid lockdown restrictions being lifted will now be on 19 July 2021, the Parish Council Meeting of 28 June 2021 has been cancelled.

In the interest of ensuring public safety, it is imperative that we continue to adhere to the rules.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Home to School & Post 16 Transport Services

Home to School & Post 16 Transport Services – With Effect from September 2021:   Parents and carers can now apply for Home to School Transport & Post 16 support for September 2021.  Our new application e-form will guide to you through the process of applying for:

  • Mainstream
  • SEN or
  • Post 16 services

Click here https://forms.n-somerset.gov.uk/ad/form/htstapplication#/1 to access the form and follow the prompts to take you to the correct application you need.   To guarantee that we process your application form for September 2021, please observe the following deadlines:

  • Primary & Secondary Mainstream Applications:    Sunday 27 June
  • SEN Applications:                                Sunday 04 July         
  • Post 16 Applications:                           Sunday 08 August

Applications for our vacant seat payment scheme (VSPS) will be available from 01 August.  

Home to School Transport North Somerset Council Tel: 01934 634715 | E-Mail: schooltransport@n-somerset.gov.uk | Post: Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1UJ | Web: www.n-somerset.gov.uk

Passing of HRH Prince Philip

Flax Bourton Parish Council would like to express sincere condolences to the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family, following the sad news of the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing at the age of 99.

The Queen and Prince Philip were married for more than 70 years and this is undoubtedly a time of great sadness. We are sure that the thoughts of all Flax Bourton residents are with the Queen and her family.

During the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, the Royal Family have announced that physical Books of Condolence will not be available for the public to sign. Residents who wish to pay their respects should use the online book of condolence organised by Buckingham Palace which will be available on the Royal Family website.

The Royal Family have also asked that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.

Prince Philip made a notable contribution through founding his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, to equip and empower young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life. A donation to the DofE Award scheme can be made at https://www.dofe.org/donate

Ash Dieback

North Somerset Council’s Development & Environment Team will be working along the B3130 at Flax Bourton this week to remove and manage Ash trees. There is more information about the disease on their website with various links to further information. https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/libraries-leisure-open-spaces/parks-countryside/trees/ash-dieback.

Ash Dieback related tree removal and management along our major highways – the trees were surveyed last summer and it became clear that the disease has taken hold across the district and in these high risk locations it is not possible to retain the diseased trees. NSC will be producing an Ash Dieback Action Plan this year which will help to ensure that they send out the relevant communications.